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Eileen Soper Art

British, 1905-1990

Eileen Soper, born in 1905 was the second daughter of an accomplished artist, George Soper, who was an engraver, etcher and illustrator. Taught by her father, George Soper, she showed early promise as an artist. Two of her etchings were exhibited at the Royal Academy in London when she was 15. She showed three prints at an exhibition organized by the International Society of Printmakers in California. Soper continued to produce around 180 etchings mostly of children at play into the early 1930s. Her work was popular and well-received and shown in the UK and the USA. Today, Soper is best known for her collaboration with Enid Blyton, most notably all of the Famous Five books. She produced a series of etchings mainly of children playing and illustrated books for other writers, notably for Enid Blyton and Elizabeth Gould, and wrote and illustrated her own children's book. Some of her illustrations of children and animals were used in a china series for children by Paragon China in the 1930s. Later in life, she concentrated on writing and illustrating wildlife books. Soper was a founder member of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA) and was elected a member of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS) in 1972.

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Artist: Eileen Soper
Ratty - 20th Century British drawing of a water vole by illustrator Eileen Soper
By Eileen Soper
Located in London, GB
EILEEN SOPER (1905-1990) Ratty Pencil, heightened with white Unframed, in conservation mount only 9 by 8.5 cm., 3 ½ by 3 ¾ in. (mount size 28 by 26.5 cm., 11 by 10 ½ in.) Proven...
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Late 20th Century Realist Eileen Soper Art

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Pencil

Spring Song
By Eileen Soper
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed etching on cream laid paper by English artist Eileen Alice Soper (1905-1990) titled "Spring Song", 1924. Hand pencil signed by Soper lower right. Limited edition: ...
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1920s Modern Eileen Soper Art

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Laid Paper, Drypoint, Etching

Female, British 20th Century illustrator Eileen Soper 'Rabbit was in one ....'
By Eileen Soper
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Eileen Soper, RMS SWLA (British, 1905 – 1990) Rabbit was in one of his dreamy moods Signed ,inscribed with title (below mount) Pen and ink 3.1/4 x 5.1/4 in. (9 x 16.2 cm.) Provenanc...
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20th Century Other Art Style Eileen Soper Art

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Ink, Pen

The Tragedy
By Eileen Soper
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed etching on cream laid paper by English artist Eileen Alice Soper (1905-1990) titled "The Tragedy", 1922. Hand pencil signed by Soper lower right. Limited edition: ...
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1920s Modern Eileen Soper Art

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Laid Paper, Etching

The New Pupil
By Eileen Soper
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original signed etching on wove paper by English artist Eileen Alice Soper (1905-1990) titled "The New Pupil", 1925. Hand pencil signed by Soper lower right. Edition size unknown....
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1920s Modern Eileen Soper Art

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Etching

Female 20th Century British illustrator Eileen Soper 'The wind blew the washing'
By Eileen Soper
Located in Petworth, West Sussex
Eileen Soper, RMS SWLA (British, 1905 – 1990) The wind blew the washing Pen and ink 5 5.1/2 in. (17 x 12 cm.) Provenance: The Estate of George and Eileen Sopen Chris Beetles Galler...
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20th Century Other Art Style Eileen Soper Art

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Ink, Pen

Nutty Scratching - 20th Century British wildlife drawing by Eileen Soper
By Eileen Soper
Located in London, GB
EILEEN SOPER (1905-1990) Nutty Scratching Inscribed with title Framed 35.5 by 40.5 cm., 14 by 16 in. Provenance: The artist’s estate; Chris Beetles, London; Private collection. ...
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Late 20th Century Realist Eileen Soper Art

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Pencil

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Tent-Pegging - Early 20th Century British Sporting Drawing by Gilbert Holiday
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Early 20th Century British School watercolour of Butterflies and Fuschia
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Ducklings, 1882 British coloured chalk drawing by William Huggins
By William Huggins
Located in London, GB
WILLIAM HUGGINS (1820-1884) Ducklings Signed and dated l.r.: 1882 W Huggins Coloured chalks Framed 26.5 by 37 cm., 10 ½ by 14 ½ in. (frame size 46.5 by 56 cm., 18 ¼ by 22 in.) Hu...
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1901 British watercolour illustration of Polar Bears by Alfred Boese
Located in London, GB
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Polar Bear and Fish - Early 20th Century British Grisaille watercolour
Located in London, GB
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20th Century British chalk drawing of a Harlequin Macaw by Raymond Sheppard
By Raymond Sheppard
Located in London, GB
RAYMOND SHEPPARD (1913-1958) Harlequin Macaw Chalks on brown paper Framed 31.5 by 17 cm., 12 ½ by 6 ¾ in. (frame size 42 by 27.5 cm., 16 ½ by 10 ¾ in.) Provenance: Christine Shep...
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End of a Perfect Day - Hunting drawing by British Sporting artist Lionel Edwards
By Lionel Edwards
Located in London, GB
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Studies of a Dog - 20th Century British drawing by Sir William Russell Flint
By William Russell Flint
Located in London, GB
SIR WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT, RA (1880-1969) Studies of a Dog Signed with initials, indistinctly inscribed and dated l.l.: 1.4.67 Chalk Framed 18 by 12.5 cm., 7 by 5 in. (frame size ...
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19th Century British Original Pen and Ink Sporting Illustration by A C Corbould
Located in London, GB
ALFRED CHANTREY CORBOULD (1852-1920) “Which Way?” Signed and dated l.r.: ACCORBOULD/FEB 78 Pen and brown ink with china white heightening Unframed, in conservation mount only 14.5...
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British Pre-Raphaelite Portrait drawing of Girl with Pug Dog by Frederick Sandys
By Anthony Frederick Augustus Sandys
Located in London, GB
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The Lily and the Rose - Arts & Crafts watercolour on vellum after Walter Crane
Located in London, GB
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Leapfrog on the Beach
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Located in Wiscasset, ME
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Playtime
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Playtime. 1922. Etching. Beetles 40. 4 x 7. A fine impression with plate tone. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 10 3/4 x 12 3/4-inch brown wood frame with a silver lip. Eileen Alice S...
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The Children's Hour.
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Beetles 67. 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 (sheet 11 3/4 x 9 1/3). A fine impression with plate tone printed on cream lid paper. Signed and annotated 'Edition 75' in pencil. Housed in a 20 x 16-inch...
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Feeding the Chickens
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Beetles 50. 4 1/2 x 5 3/8 (sheet 7 x 9). A fine impression with plate tone. Printed on cream laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 16 x 20-inch archival mat, su...
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The Photographer's Scottie.
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Beetles 172. 5 x 7 1/4 (sheet 8 1/2 x 12 1/8). Unobtrusive foxing spots; otherwise fine condition. A fine impression with plate tone. Printed on cream wove paper, on the full sheet...
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Wet Sands
By Eileen Soper
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
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H 9.25 in. W 11.5 in.
Blowing Bubbles.
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Blowing Bubbles. 1924. Etching. Beetles 67. 4 1/2 x 7. A fine impression with plate tone. Printed on cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 10 3/4 x 12 3/4-inch brown wood f...
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Tug of War.
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Tug of War. 1923. Etching. Beetles 61. 4 x 7. A fine impression with plate tone on laid paper. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 15 x 12-inch silver frame with a gold lip and edge. Ei...
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Follow My Leader
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Follow My Leader. c. 1923. Etching. Beetles 63. 4 1/2 x 6 3/4 . Printed on cream laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 10 3/4 x 12 3/4-inch brown wood frame wit...
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Tragedy
By Eileen Soper
Located in Storrs, CT
Tragedy. 1922. Etching. Beetles 31. 6 x 4. A fine impression with plate tone. Signed in pencil. Framed. Housed in a 15 x 12-inch silver frame with a gold lip and edge. Eileen Alic...
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